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Southwest monsoon-2011: Daily flood situation report 29 Jul 2011

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RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

  • Moderate to heavy rainfall with isolated very heavy falls have been reported in some parts of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, Assam, Goa, M.P. and West Bengal.

  • Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

  • The upper air cyclonic circulation over central Pakistan and adjoining northwest Rajasthan persists in lower levels.

  • The upper air cyclonic circulation over northwest Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood extending between 2.1 to 5.8 km above mean sea level, tilting southwards with height persists.

  • The upper air cyclonic circulation over west Uttar Pradesh and neighbourhood extending upto 2.1 km above mean sea level persists.

  • The axis of monsoon trough at mean sea level passes through Ferozpur, Meerut, Lucknow, Varanasi, Ranchi, Balasore and thence southeastwards to eastcentral Bay of Bengal.

  • The feeble off shore trough runs from Gujarat coast to Karnataka coast.

  • The western disturbance over north Pakistan and neighbourhood persists as an upper air system.

CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (daily water levels and forecasts for level forecast sites)

  • There are 19 Moderate flood situation sites (Assam-04, Bihar-10, Jharkhand-01, West Bengal-01 & Uttar Pradesh-03) in the country on 29.07.2011.

DEPLOYMENT OF NATIONAL DISASTER RESPONSE FORCE (NDRF)

  • 17 teams consisting of 533 personnel of NDRF have been deployed in Assam - (6), Andhra Pradesh – (2), J&K – (2), Kerala – (1), New Delhi-(1) and Bihar (5).